Jayne Duryea Studios


  • Oil painting of a patio in Chateauneuf de Grasse, France

    Chateauneuf de Grasse, France

    The Mural is an 8 panel work that is a expression capturing the essence of a very special garden in Chateauneuf De Grasse, a small village in the South of France, where I lived for some time during a 6 month Sabbatical. The garden belonged to Mr. Frank Avery Wilson who was an abstract action painter for England in the 1950's. Then at 80 years of age, he was writing a book on the quantum study of art and science, which was a great inspiration to me. He had given me the key to his garden as he returned to Norway and also one of his first books, "Art as Understanding" by Frank Avery Wilson.

    The gate depicted on one of the panels represents a steep 20 foot step walk up to the garden. Over the stone wall spread the rolling foot hills of the French Alps towards the Mediterranean Sea. One can see as far as from the Southern coast of Italy to Saint Tropez. My expression was to capture the dazzling color and dappled light of the garden along with the sultry breeze of the Mediterranean Sea.

    The show features works by Jayne Duryea opening on February 28 and will be viewable until April 12, 2018 at the Simon Michael Gallery, Frank Jostes Visual Arts Building, Coastal Bend College, Beeville, Texas.

  • Photo at Target Texas 2014 Art Museum of South Texas
    Target Texas:
    Contemporary Texas Studio Glass
    This exhibition opened May 16th and viewable until June 29th, 2014 in Corpus Christi, Texas.
    Target Texas is a biennial group exhibition featuring Texas artists with a different focus of chosen media for each exhibition. This year's selected media is glass and features the finest works being produced by Texas artists as sculptural and vessel forms highlighting the qualities of transparency, luminosity, and fluidity.
        Jayne Duryea was the Guest Curator.
  • Photo of San Angelo Show
    Glass in the Heart of Texas
    Exhibition Thursday, November 21, 2013 thru January 19, 2014.

    Presenting three-dimensional works by Texas artist Jayne Duryea, focusing on light and color with a deep connection to nature, created through traditional Italian glass blowing techniques.

    Exhibition Slides
  • Arnold Art Gallery, Mason, Texas
    Glass, Watercolors & Oils
  • 25 Works, 25 Years in Glass catalog cover photo 2013
    25 Works, 25 Years in Glass
    1988 – 2013

    This show was March 5 – April 17, 2013 at the Creative Connections Gallery, Historical Merriman-Bobys House,
    Heritage Park, 1521 N Chaparral St,
    Corpus Christi, Texas
    Slides from the show.
    The YouTube exhibition video.
    A printed Catalog is available by emailing:  Jayne@Duryea.com

    This exhibition is a survey of glass works produced over my 25 years in hot glass. I have displayed the contemporary glass on antique stands as a reference to the duality of; The juxtaposition of Contemporary Glass and the Antique, an interesting concept to me.

  • Nature, Our Greatest Teacher
    & The Blue Pearl

    April 28 — July 19, 2012

    The Beeville Art Museum

    A printed Catalog is available by emailing: Jayne@Duryea.com
    Email Jayne for information on the 38 page catalogue of the show.

    The Show Video
    View video at YouTube.com


  • Deep Connection to Nature

    This exhibition was in Ben Bailey Art Gallery at the Texas A&M University - Kingsville, TX. The opening and gallery talk, took place on January 20, 2011.

    As a collaboration of my imagination and dreams, it is a curious thought to me. As I soak in the details. As surely, it is the "essence" of my expression and the process of delightful encounter that truly intrigues me. To live a life of creative encounter so to speak.

  • 20 Works Celebration of 20 years in Glass
    1989 – 2009
    Jayne's Cobolt Piece Photo 400 x 268

    The 2009 exhibition show was at Brazosport College, 500 College Dr, Lake Jackson, Texas 77566

    The Hot Sculptured Glass show was from March 2 through April 16, 2009 in the Brazosport College Art Gallery. The reception was on Thursday, April 16 from 2 to 4 pm.

    This work features traditional off hand Italian glass blowing techniques of hot, sculptured solid glass works.  The works are three-dimensional expressions, extremely alive and fluid, with a deep connection to nature, constantly surprising and inspiring.

    Glass is that three dimensional expression of my need for exploration to complete the cycle of creativity.  Glass is a natural choice for it is extremely alive and fluid.  The deep connection to nature, our greatest teacher of life, constantly surprises and inspires me to push the limits of glass beyond the realm of understanding.  A meditative dance, it influencing me as I influence it, until the collaboration is complete.  As Alfredo Barbini once said, "You do not force glass, you follow glass."

  • Hot Sculptured Contemporary Glass
    Jayne working at the gloryhole Photo 2032 x 1524

    Jayne working hot sculptured glass in the glory hole using traditional off hand Italian glass blowing techniques.

    Jayne Duryea's work features the traditional offhand Italian glass blowing techniques of hot sculptured glass. Her works are three-dimensional expressions, extremely alive and fluid, with a deep connection to nature, constantly surprising, and inspiring.

    These techniques are the new contemporary studio glass. There is nothing new under the sun, only new experiences and new expressions through new creative people. Unlike Italy in the past, America offers the opportunity to be free, a new liberation, a hunger for technical knowledge, an artistic expression in glass as opposed to the constraints of tradition of the glass factories in Murano.